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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Ale
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 549   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Historically not sold in the commerce. Only available at Auberge de Poteaupré, Chimay, Belgium, as "Speciale De Poteaupré". This beer is usually reserved for the use of the Chimay Trappists.

Since June 2007 on draught at Poteaupré.

Since 2013 also available on tap in the UK and in 50 bars in Italy (under the name Club Chimay Dorée).


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2007
Bottle. Clear medium amber color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, moderate hoppy, grass, flowers, citrus lemon / orange, fruity. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily / creamy, carbonation is soft. ;o)) (121207)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31651) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2007
33 cL bottle at plan B. Pours hazy light brown with a little lacing head. Malty and slight yeasty aroma, a bit muddy profile. Has some vague dried fruit notes. Quite fruity flavour. Slight nutty. Bitter sweet caramel malt flavour with clear belgian-yeast fruity notes. Ends in a slight bitterness with a persisting caramel flavour. Somewhat complicated and without any direction - but not bad in any way.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29699) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2003
An unclear dark orange beer with a fine but collapsing head. The aroma is sweet and pretty complex with notes of alcohol, wood, fruit, and metal. The flavor fruity with strong notes of plms, oranges, and coriander. The mouthfeel is very carbonated almost like a sodapop - and a little thin - especially compared to the ohter Chimays. A very fresh beer - this would make a great session beer if it was marketed.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2007
(Bottle 33 cl) Pours a clear amber with a small, off-white head. Discreetly spicy and fruity aroma. Fairly light body with a light caramelish sweetness and a subdued spiciness. Almost no hops to be detected here. A rather refined and pleasant little beer - so much flavour in such a modest wrapping. 300107

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (21334) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2005
Bottled. Cloudy yellow coloured with a medium sized white head. Nice fruity aroma with notes of spices. Fruity flavour with spicy notes. Watery.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20883) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 3, 2006
Bottled. Hazy orange colour with mediumsized off-shite head. Strong barleywinelike aroma (plum, fruits, sugar). Flavour is dry fruits, some caramel and malts along with nuts. The nuts become stronger in the aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19809) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2002
Bottled. Pale orange and hazy. Perfumy, flowery aroma, similar to the stronger Chimay’s. Sweet and light bodied. Smooth mouthfeel, bordering bo being watery. Light flowery finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (17224) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2006
Bottle. Hazy brown colour with an off-white head. Fruity malty caramel aroma. Sweet malty toffee, caramel flavor. Sweet malty caramel finish.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
madmitch76 (15855) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2012
31st October 2009
Post Borefts I jaunt to De Heeren van Liedekercke. Light golden beer with a few bits in it! Light musty nose which spills in to the taste. Light lagerish malt. Finishes semi dry. Nothing special, a bit rubbish to be truthful. Would this get a second look without the Chimay name? I doubt it!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (15060) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 20, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2014
2013-09-19, draught, 5-3-6-2-12=28
Hazy deep blond color. It has some harmony and lightness, feels stronger than the actual ABV suggests, but it’s anyway a simple beer, I remember a better beer.

2003-01-20, bottle, 6-4-7-4-13=34
Hazy golden color. Nice, delicate malt and hop aroma. Pretty light mouthfeel, quite sharp spicy flavor, dry. Well bitter final and palate.
Simple? Maybe, but as I opened the bottle I could smell Belgium.
Table beer? Those monks are lucky.


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